The speaking test is divided into four parts and takes about 12 minutes to complete.

Your responses will be recorded and marked by a British Council examiner.

Some useful advice includes:

  • Make sure you understand the question and respond appropriately and fully.
  • Try to explain or expand your answers.
  • Make sure that you speak clearly into the microphone and monitor time carefully.
  • Before test day practise speaking as much as you can – don't worry too much about mistakes – instead, focus on whether your message was successfully communicated.
  • Record yourself speaking: try to improve your vocabulary, pronunciation and reduce your hesitations.

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